World International Affairs One of Israel’s most prominent theatre actors has left his home country to live in Germany and has voiced support for those behind the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, an economic protest against Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. Award-winning actor Itay Tiran, who has received acclaim for his roles both on screen and stage, said his move was not necessarily politically motivated, but he has a history of supporting left-wing, pro-Palestinian causes and has been targeted by campaigns critical of his stances. In his latest revelation, Tiran said that BDS—a movement that Israel has devoted up to $72 million to combat—was a valid way for people to express their grievances against the state. “BDS is a perfectly legitimate form of resistance. And if we want to preach for a certain kind of political discussion that isn’t violent, we must strengthen these voices, even if it’s difficult,” Tiran told Israeli newspaper Haaretz just before departing to Berlin. Actor Itay Tiran attends the press conference to promote the movie “Beaufort” during the 57th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) on February 14, 2007, in Berlin, Germany. One of Israel’s most celebrated theatre actors, he has decided to make the German… Read full this story
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